FBI Arrests Wolverine Leaker; Don't You Feel Safer Now?

from the tax-dollars-at-work dept

Much of the reasoning behind Joe Biden's recent summit with entertainment industry bosses and a variety of top administration officials -- including the Attorney General and the head of the FBI -- was to "coordinate" enforcement efforts. Efforts, one assumes, like the FBI's hard work in tracking down and arresting the guy who put a pre-release version of the movie Wolverine online, even though it was lacking in special effects and final audio. As we noted at the time, there were many ways that the studio could have responded to the leak that made them look cool and would have encouraged more people to go see the real movie. Instead, 20th Century Fox went ballistic about how evil this was, and got the FBI to act as its private police force. Of course, despite how this leak "ruined" the movie, Wolverine (despite mostly dismal reviews) had a massive opening and went on to earn $180 million at the box office, significantly more than it's $130 million budget. But, of course, the movie industry is dying, and our tax payer money should be used to track down the guy who did so much "damage."

Filed Under: box office, copyright, leaks, piracy, wolverine
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    nasch (profile), 17 Dec 2009 @ 9:52am

    Re: Re: Re: Re: "..Don't You Feel Safer Now?"

    Clearly there was trepassing at some point. Illegal. A physical copy was taken, so the OWNER was DEPRIVED of that physical copy. These are FACTS, not FABRICATION.

    What is your source for these facts? The linked story says: "Gilberto Sanchez was arrested at his Bronx, New York home this morning and is expected to go before a magistrate judge later today on charges of violating federal copyright law."

    Notice, he's not being charged with trespassing or theft, but copyright infringement. The story also says "Information on how Sanchez allegedly obtained the feature film is still yet unknown."

    So it appears you are, in fact, fabricating information. Unless you have another source you can point to.

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